Australian Red Centre Rail Adventure POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Price per person:

$7,895.00

(Single costs are available on request)

13 Days-With Travelwise Holidays Tour Leader


An exciting winter holiday including a legendary journey through the heart of Australia! Experience the two jewels of Australia’s Northern Territory - the tropical Top End and the Red Centre featuring the epic ‘Ghan Expedition’ 4 day luxury rail journey Darwin to Adelaide. Enjoy stopovers and sightseeing in Brisbane, Darwin, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and Adelaide. A unique and exciting way to explore Australia’s spectacular and ever changing outback landscapes in all-inclusive style and comfort! Always popular - book early to avoid disappointment!

Tour Departs: 02-Oct-2020
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INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR COST
  • Home pick up and return within the Auckland Metropolitan area (if applicable).
  • Services of Travelwise Holidays Tour Leader throughout.
  • Economy class air fares Auckland/Brisbane, Brisbane/Darwin and Adelaide/Auckland flying Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways including all airfare and airport taxes. 
  • The Ghan’ 4 day luxury Rail Expedition Darwin to Adelaide including ‘Gold Service’ sleeper with all meals and sightseeing in Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy. (NB. Upgrade to luxurious 'Platinum Service' double sleeper is available on request and is subject to availability). Sightseeing flight to Ayers Rock is also available ex Alice Springs (optional & extra). 
  • Quality hotel accommodation at Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane (2 nights), Double Tree by Hilton Darwin (3 nights) and Grand Chancellor on Hindley Adelaide (4 nights) including buffet breakfast daily, dinners as specified and porterage assistance.
  • Sightseeing tours in Brisbane, Darwin and Adelaide as detailed in tour itinerary.
  • All airport, hotel and railway station transfers throughout.
  • Travelwise Holidays documentation and travel bag. 

ITINERARY

FRI 02 OCT – AUCKLAND/BRISBANE 

You will be picked up from your home address and transferred to the airport for your Air New Zealand flight to Brisbane. Depart Auckland at 9.20 am and arrive in Brisbane at 11.10 am. Transfer from the airport to the Rydges South Bank Hotel where you will stay for the next two nights.

SAT 03 OCT – BRISBANE SIGHTSEEING (B,D)

This morning depart hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Brisbane including city highlights, Mt. Coot-tha and Kangaroo Point Cliffs for photo stops. This afternoon is at leisure for further sightseeing or shopping. Tonight enjoy 'Welcome' dinner at your hotel.

SUN 04 OCT – BRISBANE/DARWIN (B)

This morning transfer to Brisbane Airport for your Qantas Airways flight to Darwin. Depart Brisbane at 8.40 am, arrive Darwin at 12.30 pm and transfer to the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel where you will stay for the next three nights. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

MON 05 OCT – DARWIN SIGHTSEEING (B,D)

This morning enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Darwin. Learn about Darwin’s colourful history, see the famous landmarks and sites, stroll through the Botanic Gardens and visit the Darwin Military Museum. This afternoon is at leisure. Tonight enjoy dinner at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.

TUE 06 OCT – LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)

Enjoy a day tour to Litchfield National Park which highlights the beautiful Florence Falls, Tolmer and Wangi Falls and termite mounds. Visit Batchelor, gateway to Litchfield and enjoy lunch (included). Marvel at thundering falls, rainforest and historic sites. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. 

WED 07 OCT – DARWIN/ADELAIDE ‘THE GHAN’ 4 DAY RAIL EXPEDITION (B,L,D)

This morning transfer to Darwin Railway Station to join the legendary ‘Ghan’ 4 Day Rail Expedition to Adelaide. Depart Darwin at 10.00am and enjoy 3,000 kilometres of rail travel through spectacular outback landscapes via Katherine, Alice Springs and Coober Pedy. Enjoy  ‘Gold Service’ sleeper accommodation on board with all meals and the luxury facilities of ‘The Ghan’.

KATHERINE

Arrive Katherine at 1.40 pm. Enjoy an ‘off train’ excursion with a leisurely cruise on the Katherine River. Alternatively, gain an insight into the culture and ways of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, with an exclusive cultural experience. Or choose to upgrade your excursion with a scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. Depart Katherine at 6.20 pm.

THU 08 OCT – ALICE SPRINGS (B,L,D)

Arrive Alice Springs at 10.00 am. Enjoy an ‘off train’ excursion with the opportunity to visit local landmarks, get up close and personal with Australia’s flora and fauna, or venture further into the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges. Choose to upgrade your excursion with a helicopter ride over the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges or a scenic flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Finish your evening under a canopy of stars at the Outback Bush Barbeque. Depart Alice Springs at 9.45 pm.

FRI 09 OCT – COOBER PEDY (B,L,D)

Arrive Coober Pedy at 9.00 am. Coober Pedy is the sun-scorched opal mining capital of the world where more than half the residents live underground. Explore the colourful characters and mining history, enjoy lunch in a unique underground location, and witness the stunning Outback moonscape that is the Breakaways. Depart Coober Pedy at 7.40 pm. 

SAT 10  OCT – ARRIVE ADELAIDE (B,D)

Arrive Adelaide at 10.50 am. Enjoy morning tea on board before disembarkation and transfer with city orientation tour en route to the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley where you will stay for the next four nights. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

SUN 11 OCT – ADELAIDE SIGHTSEEING (B)

This morning depart hotel and enjoy a half day city sightseeing tour of Adelaide including city squares, Colonel Lights Lookout, Adelaide Oval, River Torrens and Mt Lofty Summit. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure for further sightseeing or shopping.

MON 12 OCT - BAROSSA VALLEY & HAHNDORF (B)

This morning depart hotel and spend a delightful day visiting two of South Australia’s favourite regions - the world famous wine region of the Barossa Valley and the enchanting town of historic Hahndorf. Includes visit to Seppeltsfield Winery for tasting, Menglers Hill Lookout and afternoon tea at Hahndorf Inn with time to explore the shops and boutiques of this holiday town.

TUE 13 OCT – ADELAIDE AT LEISURE (B,D)

Enjoy a day at leisure in Adelaide for further sightseeing or shopping. This evening enjoy dinner at Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley.

WED 14 OCT – ADELAIDE/ AUCKLAND (B)

This morning transfer to Adelaide Airport to join your Air New Zealand flight direct to Auckland departing at 12.00 pm. Arrive in Auckland at 6.35 pm where you will be transferred to your home address.

Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner


   

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